Hurricane Gustav looses strength

August 27th, 2008 - 6:31 pm ICT by David M N James  

Path of Hurricane GustavHurricane Gustav which weather experts expected to enter the U.S. Gulf of Mexico as a major storm by the weekend has lost its strength. Tropical cyclone Gustav lost steam early today as it moved through the Caribbean a day after sweeping and destroying much of Haiti environment as a hurricane. Gustav caused a killer landslide and dumped torrential rains on southern Haiti. Gustav had caused a stir within the American oil industry after experts warned that it could smash the drilling activities and destroy facilities. Gustav winds were hitting a 100mph and has caused havoc in the

Gustav is now the seventh storm of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane. It had gained top sustained winds of 90 mph (145 kph) by 11 a.m. EDT yestaday. This made it a Category 1 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale of storm intensity, the U.S. National Hurricane Center has reported. The hurricane hovered over Haiti’s poor, deforested southern peninsula. The water levels rose in banana, bean and vegetable fields. Gustav killed a man in a landslide in the mountain town of Benet.

The hurricane flooded Port Au Prince forcing even cars and all sorts oj junk to float. People had ignored warnings to evacuate and were seen swimming and seeking higher grounds to avoid the immense floods.

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